[quote]bad bowtie wrote:
Why are you taking 4-6 scoops? I think thats around 100-150g protein
That amount seems kinda excessive to me. I would lower the amount or switch to a dif powder and see how that works for you. [/quote]
That’s throughout the whole day. I use 2 scoops per drink and have two or three of them a day. I just don’t seem to have the willpower to eat six dry, bland meals a day, so I have to turn to the protein powder.
I use Body Fortress and I have not experienced and problems.
Hmmm, so you’ve had the cookies ‘n’ creme with no problems, but the vanilla upsets you? I would check the ingredient differences just to make sure, but does t taste bother you. I was drinking the vanilla for the longest of time, and then I got so sick of it I gagged every time I drank it and had the runs a few times. I switched to chocolate and the problem went away…till I started drinking it for a while.[/quote]
No, the Cookies ‘n’ Creme always upset my insides, but the Vanilla was fine. Now, after a break from using any protein powder at all, the Vanilla is acting the same way as the Cookies ‘n’ Creme. I might try switching the flavors around. Actually, I’ll probably just end up using a different powder like Grow! Whey or Metabolic Drive or something. After looking around for people having similar problems, I found that Body Fortress isn’t really well liked on the whole and I’ve heard of a few people having the same trouble I do.
Whenever I stick with a single protein for more than a week I start to go off them. I now have 2 different brands (SciMx and CNP) and alternate which I have on consecutive days.
Try rotating it may help - also provides a bit of variety.[/quote]
Sounds like a good idea. I’d just be worried about inconsistency between two different brands. Could that be a problem?
If I remember correctly, Body Fortress has some additional ingredients like L-Glutamine and Creatine. I know when I have taken more than a few grams of L-Glutamine I have bowel issues. I’d try taking 1 scoop and see if you have the same problem.
I also know when I was taking in fewer carbs, I increased protein. I was also eating more fiber, through veggies and such. I had horrible, room clearing gas. At one point I actually pulled over and got out of my car because my eyes were burning. Increased carbs and decreased fiber and the problem went away. Not sure which one it was, but I suspect the fiber.[/quote]
That would make a lot of sense. I’ll take a look at the bottle and see if it mentions anything about it.
Oh man, I know the feeling. I think I had THE WORST fart that’s ever come out of my ass yesterday. It was horrible, but you know how when you have one of those you have to just sit there and admire it…